Tag Archives: job register

Time to Dispense with the AHA Conference Interviews?

Claire Potter over at Tenured Radical recently offered an interesting critique of conference interviews as a practice, and suggests substituting telephone interviews as an alternative. While that may be necessary as an economic expedient for the moment, I wonder whether it is really the best long-term solution... Article By: Robert B. Townsend

The 2009 Job Center: Change and Continuity

At the Job Center at this year’s annual meeting in New York City, many applicants (and, to be honest, search committees) were worried about how recent economic news was going to affect the history job market. The final numbers from the Job Center, detailed below, tend to confirm these concerns. Article By: David Darlington

The 2009 Job Center: One Month Away

Less than a month from now, the 2009 AHA annual meeting will open in New York. Many people are wondering what the Job Center will be like this year with the economic slowdown and what seems like a fewer number of jobs being advertised... Article By: David Darlington, co-manager of the Job Center.

From the Archives: Guidelines for the Hiring Process

With all the recent attention being paid to the hiring process (see, for example, the Sterling Fluharty and Claire Potter articles linked in the last “What We’re Reading,” or this article from Friday’s Inside Higher Ed, we thought it would be appropriate to remind readers of the AHA’s recommendations for the hiring process.

What We’re Reading: May 29, 2008 Edition

This week’s “What We’re Reading” starts off with the news that Microsoft is shutting down its Live Search Books and Live Search Academic projects, after digitizing over 750,000 books. And speaking of the digital age, David Pogue writes about copyright issues and e-Publishing in an article for the New York Times. On the online resources front we link to EDSITEment’s new feature on “The Presidents,” where they pair up with PBS to examine recent presidencies. Then, read about the new DiRT wiki, get advice for your job interview at the AHA annual meeting, learn about the “crowdsourcing” of history, and read a summary of the recent Jefferson Lecture featuring John Updike.